The stage is set for the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association 4A boys regional soccer championships, and you can bet the Central Cyclones are looking forward to showing what they can do when they face schools their own size.
The Cyclones dropped a 2-1 decision on penalty kicks to the 5A Yorkton Raiders in the Moose Jaw high school boys soccer league championship game this past Saturday, but are a well-known provincial powerhouse in their own 4A class.
They’re the number one seed heading into the regional tournament at Sunningdale Field and will face fourth-seed Regina Luther at 11 a.m. The other semifinal will see third-seed Regina Laval take on second-seed Yorkton Sacred Heart.
The semifinal winners will advance to the regional final at 3 p.m. at Sunningdale, with the winner moving on to provincials next weekend in Yorkton. Sacred Heart is the provincial tournament host, meaning only one berth is available from the Moose Jaw region. Should the Saints reach the regional final, their fellow finalist will automatically advance to provincials.
On the 4A girls side of things, the Central Cyclones have already advanced to provincials through their record in games this season. As a result, the Vanier Spirits and Peacock Toilers will take the field in a play-in game at 3 p.m. at Sunningdale, with the winner advancing to provincials in Martensville next weekend.